Spammers in groups

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1. Posted by Stefmuts (Respected Member 165 posts) 5w 1 Star this if you like it!

Can someone look into/get rid off the spammers in Groups?
Like in Photographers group?
I would like to be able to report/block spammers but being active here with blog and forum posts for over a year apparently is not enough

2. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1693 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Groups are currently set up so the group owner is able to delete unwanted posts and can set the standard however they want.

As for blocking the spammers, you should be able to go into a user's profile and find a Report User button?

In fact upon looking I see that you've dealt with one spammer recently, they're an inactivated user but the post is still there in the photographers group. I can't see a way to see who owns the group?

3. Posted by BeateR (Budding Member 111 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Hi Stefmuts, same with me. I'm asking myself what I have to do to be able to report spam or advertising. Is it not enough to have more then 60 posts, helping other people here?
Till now nobody told me the rules about.

Beate

4. Posted by Stefmuts (Respected Member 165 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Quoting AndyF

Groups are currently set up so the group owner is able to delete unwanted posts and can set the standard however they want.

As for blocking the spammers, you should be able to go into a user's profile and find a Report User button?

In fact upon looking I see that you've dealt with one spammer recently, they're an inactivated user but the post is still there in the photographers group. I can't see a way to see who owns the group?

Indeed theres a report button in the profile and here on the forum, but nothing like that in groups
I'm so used to reporting spam everywhere I forgot I allready did on TP, and not seeing a spam button near the spam I assumed I still couldn't report

For the groups, I can't see who's the group owner and I can't scroll all the way down (maybe thats my browser, have to try)
There are also many posts unrelated to the groups and many join and then nothing …

5. Posted by BeateR (Budding Member 111 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

No, there is not such a button in my profile and not in the forum. Why??

6. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 890 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

>No, there is not such a button in my profile and not in the forum. Why??

Simply because you've not posted enough to get the appropriate ranking yet.

I don't know exactly how much members have to do but it didn't take me long to get the 'Report' button visible in forums and elsewhere. More info in the FAQ:

https://www.travellerspoint.com/faq.cfm

There are lots of us who can report posts.....and spam does disappear from the forums very quickly.... so just bide your time. :-)

[ Edit: Edited on 16-Jul-2019, at 14:32 by leics2 ]

7. Posted by BeateR (Budding Member 111 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

It would help a lot if I know how many posts I have to have. But obviously nobody can tell me that.

8. Posted by road to roam (Travel Guru 323 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Quoting BeateR

It would help a lot if I know how many posts I have to have. But obviously nobody can tell me that.

According to the FAQ page, one can get to this level by simply being more active. That includes blog posts and simply adding photos; having one of those photos featured, among other things, can speed up the process a bit.

It's an algorithm which ultimately gives one the status of Respected Member. As Leics2 said, just bide your time.

9. Posted by road to roam (Travel Guru 323 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

...and you can simply report a user in their profile, as already mentioned. That is not as effective as reporting a post due to spam, but still.

10. Posted by BeateR (Budding Member 111 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

So do I understand right: If I klick on YOUR profile I'll see a button to report YOU???
I tried it but on your profile also I cannot see any botton. I could write you a private message, that's all.